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Does transferring school put you behind the rest of your peers?

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I want to plan accordingly to decide if I want to stay or transfer to another school for next semester. However, since a lot of the core classes that I am taking now will not be transferred (I did a little research), I am worried that I will be behind the game if I do transfer. Thus, I hope you can give me some insight into how transferring can impact my academic career. #college #college-selection #academic-advising #transfer #college-advisement

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Gabriel’s Answer

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Hi Esther,


Thanks for the question. I can certainly appreciate that you don't wish to fall behind. The one thing I want to stress to you is that transferring (and transfer credit) is rarely a clear cut issue. The reason is because the acceptance of transfer credit is always at the discretion of the receiving school.


There are a lot of variables that go into transferring credit. For example, the English Composition course you have completed may have entirely different course requirements than the English Composition course at the new school and may not transfer. There may be different course requirements altogether if you though you may be pursuing the same degree. In short, it gets complicated.


So here's my advice: The majority of colleges/universities provide students with free copies of their unofficial transcript (I'd venture to guess you can obtain this yourself from your online student portal, but do contact the Registrar if you can't). From there, you can use the unofficial transcript to consult with the school(s) you are considering transferring to. Most schools are more than willing to provide a free transfer credit evaluation. Don't be surprised if you see wild differences with respect to what credit schools do/do not accept.

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Ken’s Answer

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Hi Esther!


The most important thing to consider is "why are you making such a transfer?". Such a major move should be done only after careful consideration. Transferring colleges could be very costly in time and money and in the long run be counterproductive if done without proper analysis.


Let me know if and how this might be of help. Keep me posted. I would like to follow your progress.

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